Senior Vehicle Dynamicist

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Haas F1 Team debuted in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team since 1986. Founded by industrialist Gene Haas, Haas F1 Team is based in the United States on the same Kannapolis, North Carolina, campus as his championship-winning NASCAR team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, and he is chairman of Haas F1 Team. 

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Organisation
Haas F1 Team
Reference
VAC-4343
Location
Banbury / UK
Salary / Benefits
Competitive
Contract Type

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is unique – on and off the track. We don’t follow the status quo and we’ve made a name for ourselves as the team who does things differently. You might’ve seen us on Netflix or know that we’re the only American-owned team on the Formula 1 grid, but we’re also more than that.

We have three HQs – Kannapolis in the US, Banbury in the UK and Maranello in Italy – each staffed by passionate, loyal and hardworking advocates. At Haas, you’ll be involved in many different areas of the team, an assortment of projects and plenty of hands-on experience while collaborating with some of the best minds in the world.

 

Yes, you’ll learn from us, but we expect to learn from you too!
 

General Summary:

This position reports to the Head of Vehicle Science or their designee; is located at in Banbury, UK.  Work will be in close co-operation with Race Engineering (whose primary focus is on getting the best from the car at the track), and with our Italy-based Design Office (responsible for both composite components and mechanical systems) and Aerodynamics (responsible for CFD prediction and wind tunnel confirmation) groups, with further guidance from the team’s Italy-based Performance Development Manager.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Model development of core vehicle dynamics systems using the in-house modelling language. The engineer is responsible for both performance and robustness impact, on production models, of personal contributions.
  • Continuously assess model correlation to both track and subsystem rig test data, applying knowledge of vehicle performance and physical limitations to simulation constraints with a focus on accurate model behavior.
  • Contribute to automated robustness assessment of production simulations, applying knowledge of viable and physically achievable component fitments
  • Assessment and comparison of differing modelling approaches and simulation strategies for performance and robustness impact.
  • Support vehicle performance through the development of tools and analysis techniques which best leverage the company’s simulation infrastructure and models.
  • Proposal and/or co-ordination of physical tests at both a component and full car scale: in-house, off-site or at the track.
  • Work with Race engineering and technicians to develop setup processes and procedures that ensure consistency in physical setup, data acquisition and virtual replication.
  • The engineer maybe called upon for on-event support of new vehicle components that have been previously only exercised virtually and/or in the test lab.
  • Publish concise reports conveying any key developments or findings.
  • Support initial concept, design and development work of the Design and Aerodynamics groups based in Italy.
  • Work with lab test engineers to improve experimental test facilities and processes.
  • Promote teamwork, communication, and collaboration towards key goals, to enhance the working relationships between all personnel and departments. 
  • Follow all safety regulations in all venues.
  • Assume any responsibilities and duties delegated by the Head of Vehicle Science or their designee.

 

Education and Work Experience:

GCSE, High School diploma or equivalent, and further education including a bachelor’s degree in physics, or in some branch of mechanical engineering will be required.  Masters/PhD preferred. At least five years’ experience, in either motor racing, or in a Vehicle Dynamics or Performance aspect of mainstream automotive engineering is strongly preferred.  Prior experience in Formula One would be beneficial.

 

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong technical background in vehicle dynamics or racing car performance
  • High level of mathematical fluency, with experience in system mathematical modelling and analysis
  • Experienced and confident programmer in scripting/interpreted languages such as the Math Works MATLAB or Python. Complied language experience would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience with working at a simulation infrastructure level is preferred
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations, whilst prioritising and managing workload efficiently in the presence of multiple inputs/demands
  • Work well in a team environment, and with personnel at all levels

 

Equipment and Applications:

Daily tool usage will include:

  • A modelling language (custom in-house development, though Modelica, SimScape or other multi-body/physical modelling experience will be useful).
  • Object-oriented code base (C# or C++ understanding would be beneficial).
  • Scripting tools (primarily the Math Works MATLAB).
  • Lap simulation, race car setup and performance analysis tools.
  • the McLaren Electronic Systems tool chain for race car data analysis.
  • Microsoft Excel.

 

Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and prioritise within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role may require occasional international travel and a willingness to work long and flexible hours including weekends.

 

This position may require lifting to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast-paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands. Work environment includes machinery, race cars, 7-post and other rigs, grinding debris, and hazardous fluids. All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

 

This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.



At MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, we consider our employees our greatest asset. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive and grow. We value diversity and encourage our employees to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the conversation. Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion are fundamental to who we are as a company and a collective of colleagues. Our commitment to these ethics is steadfast and this promise travels with us wherever we are in the world.

We look after our team with multiple rewards packages, competitive bonuses and year-round health and wellbeing programs, providing you with the tools to motivate and perform at your best. 

If you’re passionate about competition, technology and teamwork, then working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team could be the perfect fit for you. Motorsport is a dynamic and exciting industry that offers a wide range of opportunities for those who are willing to put in the hard work and dedication required to succeed. Working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is a highly rewarding experience, as you become a crucial member of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and striving for excellence in everything we do.

Join our team and make your passion your profession.

 

Notice

Due to the nature of the organisation, all employees of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team are required to be security cleared to National Security Vetting standards. If successful in your application, we would support you with the NSV process. As a guideline only, you would normally need to have been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years.  Further confirmation can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority  National Security Vetting (NSV) website https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Security/Vetting/National-security-vetting/

If you have not been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years, please be prepared to request an Overseas Criminal Records Check for these countries as you will be asked to provide this for referencing and security checks if you are successful.